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Isolation and Detection of Campylobacter concisus from Saliva of Healthy Individuals and Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease▿

By Li Zhang, Vanna Budiman, Andrew S. Day, Hazel Mitchell, Daniel A. Lemberg, Stephen M. Riordan, Michael Grimm, Steven T. Leach and Yazan Ismail


The presence of Campylobacter concisus in the saliva of healthy individuals and patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was examined. C. concisus was detected in 97% of the healthy individuals and 100% of the patients with IBD tested. The C. concisus culture positivity rate in younger children was significantly lower than that in the other age groups

Topics: Bacteriology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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